NASHVILLE (November 28, 2007) – The first Whole Foods Market® (NASDAQ: WFMI) in the state of Tennessee celebrates the opening of its new Salud! Cooking School Thursday December 6th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Attendees will get a peek at the cooking school and help raise money for Second Harvest Community Food Bank.

A suggested $10 donation to Second Harvest Community Food Bank promises attendees a fun, elegant evening of food, wine, chef demonstrations, artisan cheeses and much more. Registration is available online at or by phone, 615.440.5117.

Salud! Director, Merijoy Rucker, says, “We’re looking forward to showing off our beautiful new Salud! Cooking School and introducing Green Hills to some exciting and fun classes. We will offer a wide range of classes from basic knife skills and culinary techniques to kid’s classes and “girls’ night out.” It’s a fun way to just hang out, learn to cook and enjoy some delicious food.”

Salud! will open with a limited schedule for the month of December, with a focus on children's and holiday classes, and a full quarterly class schedule beginning in January. December’s Class schedule will be available online by December 1st at and a hard copy will also be available in the store by mid-December.